SQenergy,resp - Study Questions Energy Cellular Respiration...

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Study Questions - Energy, Cellular Respiration 1. What is energy? What units do we use to measure it? Why do cells need it? 2. What is luciferase and what does it do? 3. What enables a compound to contain energy? 4. Explain the difference between endergonic and exergonic reactions. 5. Classify each of these reactions as endergonic or exergonic: synthesis of a polypeptide, replication of DNA, glycolysis of glucose, transformation of ATP to ADP? 6. What organic molecules are used for energy “currency” in a cell? 7. How does ATP store and release energy within a cell? 8. How does an enzyme enable a reaction to occur? Why doesn’t the reaction occur on its own? 9. What makes enzymes specific for certain substrates and limits them to certain reactions? 10. What is a coenzyme? Give an example. 11.What is allosteric regulation of enzymes? What is its purpose? 12. Why do our bodies require certain minerals in very low amounts in our diets? 13.
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